Zeosoft have got it right with their heavy duty hand soap. It cleans without being too abrasive and it smells nice.
There's nothing worse than when you've finished cleaning or mending your bike to find there's more grime on you than your steed.
You could use gloves but they're not for everyone. Hailing from New Zealand, Zeosoft make a range of products based on zeolite volcanic minerals. These unusual porous rocks actively suck up and trap the toxins and odours from the skin. This makes them very effective cleaners but without the possible irritant effects of some cleaners.
The heavy duty hand soap differs from Zeosoft's paste in that there are no silica minerals in the soap, producing a much smoother feel. The soap is smooth but can be lathered quickly into a decent layer of cleaning suds, complete with a citrus smell. Once you've scrubbed off the muck you need to rinse your hands thoroughly as the soap does linger.
The results aren't bad. Your hands are left clean and smell fresh. The only downside, as with any soap, is they leave your hands feeling quite dry. If you have sensitive skin this may not be the right hand-cleaner for you.
A decent soap that clears away the grime but can leave your hands a little on the dry side
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap
Size tested: 1 Bar
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
It is effective and leaves your hands clean and smelling fresh. The texture of the soap with the minerals embedded within it might not appeal to all.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
To remove embedded grime, oil or any other bike related fluids.
Given the composition of the soap you would expect to see results and it delivers.
Despite many uses it has hardly diminished.
Worth the price if you prefer not to use gloves and not limited to cleaning up after just your bike related tasks.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Anyone who gets their hands dirty.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The effectiveness but without being harsh.
Did you enjoy using the product? It did its job.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
It does what it says on the packet.
About the tester
Age: 45 Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT